My Edible Garden

I've been gardening for most of my life and have been a devoted fan of organic gardening the whole time. It just makes so much more sense to work in harmony with Mother Nature than to fight her. Besides which it is better for the planet and better for our bodies. Here you can see what I'm planting and harvesting, with gardening hints and resources thrown in for good measure.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Seedy Saturday

Home grown bean seeds, Yard Long, Kentucky Wonder, Hopi Purple Pod
I'm going to take a couple of weeks off from seed giveaways for the holidays, in the meantime you might want to read Garden Seed; Grow Your Own if you have never saved your own seeds before.

Having control of the seed supply equals having control of the food supply and both are in grave danger. Monsanto and other corporate giants have stated outright that control of the food supply is their goal. Which means that there will be less variety and fewer options not only for farmers but also home gardeners, especially as these corporations try to get new laws passed against small seed companies and seed saver exchanges, preventing the free and easy availability of many types of open pollinated, home saved seed. In addition it means that we will be totally at the mercy of the corporations.

This has already happened in the EU where the only commercially available seeds belong to the big companies because only seeds and plants on a special approved list can be sold. And of course the cost to get on the approved list is prohibitive to the small company. There are already things like this that are being pushed on us in the US and the fact that it isn't law yet is only because we are hanging on by the skin of our teeth. You can read more about this at Stop the White List

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